“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Amarillo A-hole of the week - Lorne Tjernagel

Mr. Tjernagel loves his letters to the editor. He seems especially offended by cartoons he sees in the paper, and is often a little confused by their real meaning. His recent letter from May 26th is not his first critique of an AGN cartoon. Check out this letter from Nov. 4, 2008.

A few vague letters to the editor shouldn't qualify one as a-hole of the week. So I will offer a second morsel to support my notion that Mr. Tjernagel should qualify for the honor, Amarillo A-hole of the week.

You see, Mr. Tjernagel is not only a judgemental preachy a-hole, he's also a criminal. Here's a news story from 1999 describing how the then 72 year old Tjernagel ran over a kid on a bike, then later claimed he had no idea it had even happened. There is at least some evidence to suggest he might have been drinking. Tjernagel was arrested in 1985, and again in '86 for drunk driving Another article, explaining evidence connected with the crime states that police recovered video of Tjernagel buying vodka three hours before the collision with the 7-year old. The seven-year-old died in the accident btw and Tjernagel was convicted of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle. Wonder if he's still drinking. He can't even seem to understand a cartoon.

So for being a preachy jerk and for refusing to examine his own rather sordid past and gain from said self examination even a shred of humility, I proclaim Lorne Tjernagel the Amarillo A-hole of the week.